Another option to replace missing teeth is to get dentures. Patients can choose to get full or partial dentures. A full denture replaces the entire set of top or bottom teeth and attaches onto the gum, while a partial denture only replaces a few teeth in your mouth. Partial dentures are made up of one or more false teeth. They are held in place by clasps that fit onto nearby teeth. A denture is the most economical way to replace missing teeth. However, do not set your expectations too high for chewing ability and aesthetics. Long term denture users will experience sore gums and hasten bone resorption. Follow up appointments and adjustment sessions are necessary over time because of the changing nature of our jawbones and gums. If your denture gets uncomfortable or loose, bring it in for an adjustment. Remember, you need to care for a denture as carefully as you would look after your natural teeth.